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Information, Advice & Guidance

For your successful future!

Information, advice and guidance is provided all year round to help you make informed choices about your career and prepare yourself for the world of work or higher education.

We offer impartial advice and have been acknowledged by Ofsted, they said:

‘Well-targeted information, advice and careers guidance meet individual needs and enable learners to make informed choices about the next stages in their learning and career’.  Ofsted 2017

  • Employability - giving you skills employers want

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    Planning your career path can be a daunting prospect. Our Careers Advisors and Information Officers - based in Student Services – are available to offer individualised information, advice and guidance, tailored to your needs. The team can help and support you to find the right career path, whether you're a current or prospective student.


     Throughout the year, we offer a range of employability services to enhance your career prospects. We can help you:

    • Gain employability skills, qualities & values
    • Learn about volunteering opportunities
    • Enhance your CV
    • Complete your National Citizen Service Application
    • Take part in mock interviews & provide you with handy interview techniques
    • undertake work experience or Social Action Projects
    • Use social media to find and apply for work
    • Gain knowledge of the local jobs market
    • Get inspired through master classes and visits from industry professionals
    • Manage your study programme
    • Access online employability resources
    • Make important decisions about your next steps
    • Match to the job of your dreams!

    Find out what other employability support we offer on our careers calendar below.

    Bolton College Careers Programme Calendar 20-21

  • Individualised Careers Support

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    Every single one of our students gets a dedicated Learning Development Mentor and a Careers Coach, so that you can aim high and reach your potential! Our Pre-Professionals Programme ensures that you'll receive unique support tailored to your requirements and are able to take part in quality work experience, placements and volunteering opportunities to enhance your employability. Find out more here.


  • Higher Education & University

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    If you plan on progressing to university or higher education to achieve your career goals, our Advisors will support you to:

    • Research universities and courses
    • Make an informed university choice 
    • Complete your UCAS application, including help with writing personal statements
    • Apply for Student Finance for higher education 
    • Submit your application on time and to a high standard


    For UCAS support and guidance (current Access and BTEC Level 3 2nd Year students only), please email the careers team:

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    Click here to download our Information, Advice & Guidance Brochure for further information.


We have a range of online and paper based resources available, to help you to make informed decisions about all of your future options. 

Check out the latest UCAS Study & Careers Magazine:

Please contact the Student Services team on 01204 482 182 for further information about our services or drop in to Student Services on the ground floor of our Deane Road Campus.